Hair Mineral Analysis and Cancer
By Shannon Burford
The Cura clinic uses this important test for patients to assess nutrition levels and toxic load in the tissue. The Hair mineral analysis (HMA) is a safe, non-invasive test that measures levels of elements and ratios of nutrients found in hair.
Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) can detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrient minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. It can also identify over-exposure to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic or aluminium and is therefore used for heavy metal testing. HMA is an invaluable screening tool in both every day and preventative health care.
Assessment of a patient's elemental status is essential in optimising health and to assist with a correct diagnosis.
Heavy Metal tesing
HMA tests through the Cura clinic are now completed at the University of Western Australia (UWA) at the Mediscan facility. This facility has not only state-of-the-art analytical equipment, but also some of the best academic minds to provide the best results. The HMA test can be used for Heavy metal testing .
Why should you use a HMA?
- detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrients
- Identify over-exposure to toxic elements
- monitor detoxification of toxic elements while treatment is progressing
- Screen health and maximise treatment outcome
- Improve recovery time
Reading a Hair Mineral Analysis
Through extensive research and correlation of data, scientists and health professionals have established a reliable relationships between the levels of minerals and other elements in hair, and in the other tissues of the body.
Well trained health care professionals who understand nutritional biochemistry and also-
- have a good understanding of the inter-relationships of soil science, digestion, gastrointestinal function, tissue mineral science and enviromental science
- understand how this affects deficiency, excess, imbalance and toxicity
- understand the relationship that "out of range" readings of a hair analysis test have in the development of metaboloic disorders
For more information, to speak with a naturopath or to make an appointment, please contact the clinic.
The word “naturopathy” is a broad term used to describe a natural medicine physician trained in the areas of western herbal medicine and natural therapies. The practice of naturopathy is also known as alternative medicine, integrative medicine or natural therapies in Australia. Naturopathy includes a multimodality approach, incorporating nutrition (which includes diet and lifestyle modification and vitamin and mineral therapy), herbal medicine, homeopathy and iridology. Iridology is often used as a diagnostic aid to compliment the other tools. Physical therapies may also be employed, including therapeutic massage and remedial massage. A naturopath should be eclectic, using a mixture of these therapies, or specialise in one or more. The key is to tailor the consultation and treatment to the individual patient.
Contact the clinic to speak with a naturopath or to make an appointment